Observation: Moab

Observation Date
01/4/2016
Observer Name
Reed kennard

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tele gold
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Southeast
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
Windy overcast day up in gold basin with loose snow being blown around. On our way down the mountain we noticed that a wind slab had cut loose at the bottom of the burn off.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments
Variable conditions on Tele gold today with sparsely covered avalanche debris, soft wind slabs and recycled powder.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Snow was visibly moving around while we were out.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates